on 23 August 2011
After the barnstorming first album Black Country Communion have come back with an album that's even better. From The Outsider to Cold the album is littered with riff driven classics, and Ordinary Son shows Joe Bonamassa's growing maturity as a songwriter, proving that he is more than a one trick 'blues' pony. Little Secrets has to be one of the best vocal performances Glenn Hughes has ever delivered; Derek Sherinan also comes more to the fore with this offering. Save Me gives more than a passing nod to Zeppelin's The Immigrant Song, while The Battle for Hadrian's Wall and Faithless show glimpses of another direction. A superb follow up to the first album, and coupled with some astounding performances on the recent tour it should ensure Black Country Communion are around for a long time. A classic!!
on 13 January 2013
Should have purchased this LP years ago. Great band for having different musical influence, with Joe being the cream the rises to the top. The guitar man is a genius . I've been a Ritchie Blackmore fan since 1980 but Joe has the skill and virtuoso stile to eclipse Blackmore. Glen Hugh's stile of vocals will not be to everyone's taste, but they are great on this piece of work. Off to buy the rest of BCC back catalogue . Can't Waite !!!!!!!!
on 27 February 2013
ok.. so.. what do you think is gonna happen when you put Joe Bonammasa together with Glenn Hughes, and for good measure bring in Jason Bonham on drums and Derek Sherinian on keys? nothing but quality..
these musicians all come from the same heritage, and its like they were born to play together. BCC 2 has great tune after great tune...